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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Jul 15, 2010 10:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weird CD burning glitch and funny mix request

Good point Mando. Just curious on your thoughts about The Seldom Scene? And in the 'newer' vein, Crooked Still?

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jul 15, 2010 11:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weird CD burning glitch and funny mix request

I haven't seen Seldom Scene (uh, need Rob to give me breakdown on how that parses) but everything I've heard on Sirius-XM Radio sounds really good.

I had the great fortune to see Crooked Still 3 times at FloydFest two years ago and if you'll indulge me, there's a pretty cool story.......

FloydFest has a workshop series each year - Tony Trischka, Michael Daves, Railroad Earth, Gokh Bi (drum troop). Anyway, in 2008, David Grisman was scheduled to do a mandolin workshop starting at 10:00 AM Saturday morning. I was in my seat in the fourth row at 9:30. 10:00 AM rolls up and there are about 3000 people crowded around the stage. One of the Floydian announcers came out and announced that there was a schedule change - the Grisman workshop was going to move to 11:00 AM and he asked that we stick around for Crooked Still. The vast majority stayed and the crowd was estimated at about 2700 - Aoife O'Donovan sticks her head out and went goggle-eyed at the size of the crowd. Crooked Still came out and blew the place away. About halfway through their set, Grisman pokes his head out and one by one all of the Quintet came to side stage to watch. It looked like he was really impressed and he really talked them up when the Grisman Quintet came out and did their workshop. It ended up being a Quintet set more than a mandolin workshop but none of us were disappointed. He did a Q&A period - someone asked him to tell some stories about what it was like playing with jerry in old and In the Way. Grisman looks out in the crowd and says "Well there's a lot of kids here........one time we drove up to Sausilito and played a gig. We met some really nice folks and after the show we went to their house. We, ummm, had a good time, and then we drove back to San Francisco." The crowd roared.

Anyway, back to Crooked Still. They played two more sets at Floyd and had a big crowd at each one. I ran into Tristan (cello), Brittany Haas (fiddle) and Aoife during New Monsoon's Saturday night set and had a short conversation about how much I enjoyed their impromptu set before Grisman. Aoife told me that Grisman asked them afterwards if they would consider joining his tour and open for him the rest of the summer. Apparently he was impressed too! I haven't seen them since then, but really enjoyed what I saw and won't miss them if they ever get close to Virginia Beach.

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Jul 15, 2010 11:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weird CD burning glitch and funny mix request

good story - glad you got to see Crooked Still (Tristan was relatively knew then - after Rushad spontaneously combusted one to many times) - I love that band. As for the Seldom Scene, the current band - though good - is far removed from the original line up which featured Mike Auldridge, John Starling, etc.. If you haven't heard 'Live at the Cellar Door', do yourself a favor and check it out - esp. their version of 'I Know You Rider' - a long standing 'desert isle disc' for me.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jul 15, 2010 3:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weird CD burning glitch and funny mix request

I'm on it. Thanks for the Cellar Door tip.

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